TJ Ahearn "Jukebox Collages" Exhibit Opening Reception


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Girls' Club Collection
117 NE Second St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301
The term "art rock" takes on a new meaning when assessing the work and curatorial interests of Jane Hart. One of the last exhibitions she presented as chief curator of the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood was Dave Muller’s "Rock 'n' Old," a mixed-media aural and visual environment by this record-collecting artist, which included a three-day pop-up LP sale during its opening weekend. The collages Hart creates under her anagrammatic nom de plume TJ Ahearn share a similar passion for the synesthesia of sound art and visual art, conjuring chords from images and vice versa. In "Jukebox Collection," her appropriately titled survey at Girls Club (117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale), Hart creates evocative and nostalgic mixed-media mélanges atop vintage album covers reflecting her diverse taste in music, from Simon & Garfunkel to the Sex Pistols. The pieces will be framed to reveal both her collaged front cover and the album’s original back cover. "The records are also included in the albums, in case collectors want to get nostalgic and take them for a spin," says Sarah Michelle Rupert, gallery director of Girls' Club. Don't miss the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, when Miami postpunk legend Pocket of Lollilops will perform a half-hour set. Admission is free. Call 954-828-9151 or visit
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